BANANAS!* won second prize in the "feature length" category at the Ecofilms festival 2010 in Rodos, Greece.
Words from the jury:
"A surprisingly well told story of killer capitalism told as a haunting legal thriller and a gripping court room drama. A gripping drama of poor workers in Nicaragua that try to get justice in THE court rooms of Los Angeles against powerful multinationals. A suspenseful saga of David and Goliath in a world where justice does not always come to those who need or deserve it."
The prize was shared with The Peddler by the Argentineans Eduardo de la Serna, Lucas Marcheggiano and Adriana Yurcovich.
1st prize was awarded Garbage Dreams by Egyptian director Mai Iskander. Other films in the category included Space Tourists by Oscar nominated directior Christian Frei and Seed Warriors by Mirjam von Arx.
Rodοs International Films + Visual Arts Festival Ecofilms, invites the participation of documentaries, shorts and features with environmental and ecology themes, encouraging conservation issues and issues related with the natural, the human and the built environment. Prizes are awarded to the films for their innovative approach in conservation issues for their daring proposal in subject matter and their artistic qualities overall.